The Role of Asymmetric Dimethyl Arginine and Oxidant/Antioxidant System in Preeclampsia

ALAÇAM H. , Dikmen G., Yaman H., Cakir E., DEREN Ö. , Akgul E. O. , ...Daha Fazla

FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY, cilt.30, sa.6, ss.387-393, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/15513815.2011.618869
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.387-393


Preeclampsia is a syndrome characterized by hypertension and proteinuria. The aim of this study is to find the relationship between preeclampsia, asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), and the oxidant/antioxidant system. Twenty-one preeclamptic and 28 normal pregnant women were included in this study. In cord bloods, ADMA and oxidant/antioxidant parameters were measured. Asymmetric dimethyl arginine levels were significantly increased in preeclamptic pregnancies compared to the control group (p = 0.006). The activities of antioxidant enzymes and malondialdehyde levels were increased in the preeclamptic group compared to the control group (p < 0.001, p = 0.022, p < 0.001, p < 0.001, respectively). Development of endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress may play a role in developing preeclampsia.